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Warehouse Junkies: Vinyl Swap [Vol.2]

The depth of Chicagoland’s musical heritage may often be unfathomable –labels like Cadet, Delmark, Dust Traxx, and dozens more all call Chicago ‘home’– but the global cultural impact of our city’s music scene is anything but deniable. With Chicago Urban Art Society and Ground Lift Media’s new bi-monthly Record Show “Warehouse Junkies,” we whole-heartedly celebrate and embrace Chicago’s rich musical lineage, and bring together a group of individuals in a pursuit of music and buying, selling and trading.

“Warehouse Junkies” isn’t your typical Record Show.

Using their gallery to its fullest, Chicago Urban Art Society will repurpose their space as the official “Warehouse Junkies” venue. In this non-traditional environment, vendors will consist of Chicago-based music retailers as well as local independent dealers, collectors, and DJs. Customers are invited to shop – buy/trade – rare, valuable and classic merchandise while local DJs talents provide the soundtrack.


Whether you’re looking for a dusty copy of Muddy Water’s “Electric Mud” or a CD repress of Felix Da Housecat’s debut 12inch single, “Warehouse Junkies” will features all genres and forms of music. From LPs, to 45s, to 12inchs, to CDs, and maybe even some cassette tapes!

“Warehouse Junkies” is Chicago’s ONLY bi-monthly Record Show that occurs within city limits. Just a quick CTA ride away (CUAS is accessible by all major bus and train lines) or stroll over after brunch in Pilsen. Doors open at 1pm, close at 5pm, early bird at 11am. A far cry from a typical 8am Record Show start time. So feel free to take that extra Jamo shot Friday night and we’ll see you at the crack of Noon!!

About CUAS:
Peter Kepha and Lauren Pacheco were one-half of the 32nd & Urban gallery/spacefounding team in November 2005. Opening it’s doors on Chicago’s Southside community of Bridgeport, 32nd & Urban joined the emerging art scene along with Zhou Brothers, Co-Prosperity Sphere (CPS), Artists of East Bank, MN gallery, and others. The Gallery focused on contemporary art exhibitions featuring local emerging & established talent. After closing its doors in 2008, Lauren and Peter Kepha decided to re-group and form the Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS), a not-for-profit organization focusing on the artist and the preservation of the Chicago art movement.

About GLM:
Founded in 2006, Ground Lift Media ( is an event production, PR/marketing, a&r company which targets and works within the many progressive, tastemaker niche demographics of urban culture. This is achieved by crafting sponsor-specific events, heavily marketed, conceptualized, and branded towards tastemakers, featuring an immersive A/V experience tailored for the desired niche demographics.

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